Many corporate associates at my firm (AmLaw 100 firm) have been leaving (for other firms, in house, etc.). This is to the extent that almost no colleagues that I worked directly with just 6 months ago remain, although the firm has made many new hires. I’m happy at the firm, but should I be nervous because of these recent developments?

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The attrition these days is insane. I wouldn’t worry about your job security at all. I would worry about your well-being/mental health staying in this job.

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The lateral market is scorching hot, firms are just flashing money around and people are jumping ship, which is fair enough.

Don’t get so much FOMO if you stay though, some firms value “seniority”.

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